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Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?

JPJ

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JPJ Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Aug 2009
Sat 23-Feb-13 04:37 PM | edited Sat 23-Feb-13 04:40 PM by JPJ

I would agree if a competitor was taking business away as a result, but they are not. Nikon's AF system is so much better than Canon's that no birder or wildlife shooter is going to switch and Canon's DX line is not exactly the Pro-Body that is being sought.

Nikon has decided the real profit is in selling a high volume of lower priced DX cameras to amateurs and serious enthusiasts. I am sure they have researched this.

Nikon is pushing users into a new regime in my opinion. D700 users are still asking for their replacement seeing the D600 as a step backwards in some ways and the D800 as a quantum leap they don't wish to make. Really what they wanted was the D4-lite at half the price. Those who are moving are by and large finding that Nikon's vision is good, some still dont like it and are sticking with their D700s.

I suspect the Pro-Body DX user is at the same point. Nikon either wants you to accept the new DX regime or more likely, they want the Pros to move to FX. Look at the attention the, up to now, less profitable FX lineup has received from Nikon in the last couple years. 3 radically new bodies, numerous new lenses. You don't think Nikon wants a number of DX users to move to FX?

Just my view.

Jason

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